Social Security and Veterans

Asked September 3, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

Can a retired service member collect both a full Social Security benefit and a military retiree paycheck?

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1 Response

Absolutely! Active duty service members contribute to the Social Security and Medicare programs through monthly payroll tax deductions just like civilian employees. Upon reaching the eligible retirement age for Social Security benefits, military retirees can receive a Social Security benefit in addition to their military retiree paycheck.